Pumpkin carving has come a long way since I was a child in New Brunswick. Carving triangles and a toothy grin into a pumpkin was enough to impress visitors. Now, I’m blown away every year by the talent and creativity behind some truly amazing pumpkin designs. Many of these designs can be easily replicated using […]
When it comes to honey, many people think of it simply as a way to sweeten some foods and beverages, but it can do so much more than that. Raw honey, specifically, has many healing abilities and health benefits, aside from just tasting great. That has inspired scientists to research it as an alternative for […]
With school back in session, Canadian municipalities, organizations and businesses are imploring parents to stay calm and focused during the chaotic school zone rush hours of drop-off and pick-up. An increase in pedestrian and bicyclist accidents overall in Canada, has resulted in an urgent need for education and awareness.
One of the worst things a home owner can hear is, “You have to replace your roof.” Making important choices about expensive renovations is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you don’t know anything about the materials involved or their pros & cons. Is the contractor offering the best choice, or the one he’ll […]
Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a student or back-to-school supplies, a laptop and/or tablet has become a standard item on the list. High school, college and university studies now require this pricey item. Choose wisely and the laptop could last through all of your school years. Select a versatile 2-in-1 hybrid and you’ll get […]
We love to indulge our tastebuds in the Summer and the heat leaves us with less energy to cook healthy meals. That combination can set us up for one big diet fail. These easy recipe substitutions and switches can prevent seasonal sabotage over the Summer and throughout the year.
I used to be a big fan of KFC Popcorn Chicken. I’ve been hunting for a frozen alternative ever since the KFC quality went dramatically downhill. I’ve tried several frozen versions, but like most frozen, breaded chicken, they left much to be desired. I don’t know what these products have against flavour, but time after […]
Most Canadians want to save money when they can. Clipping print coupons is an effective way to do that, but you have to go through volumes of paper to find one you need, cut it out, carry it around with you, and then remember to use it during checkout before it expires. That’s a lot […]
Many Canadians are now aware of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars, tents or campers in the Summer. Within minutes, the extreme heat combined with their inefficient bio-cooling system can kill them. Yet every Summer, more dogs suffer this horrific death.
We all know the Winter is hard on vehicles, but did you know Summer can be hazardous to your car as well? The relentless sun and heat place unnecessary strain on vehicle systems and damage your interior. Longer drives and heavier loads will also push it to the limit.